SUSPENSIE (Suspension)1999

i.c.w. Anne Ausloos
Provincial Museum De Begijnhof, Belgium
publication: videotapes and Cdrom
supported by The province of Limburg, Belgium
To the left a room with a glass aquarium containing a brick. The sound of the brick absorbing water fills the air like a synthesizer composition. The room to the right contains sculptures: unfired bricks immersed in water reveal the phases of decay, then are fired, becoming ‘frozen’: sculptures. In the next room glass plates are exhibited on the floor. On these plates clay particles have landed: sedimentation. Glass + sedimentation are fired together in a ceramic kiln.
The fourth room contains a video installation. A video documents the suspense of the transformation, showing a constellation of fired spheres taken out of the water at different phases in the process.